Day in history for June 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Stone laying for the foundation of Captain Robinson's new block on the corner of Washington Street in Rock Island is under way.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.J. Byshe resigned as manager of the Central Union Telephone Co. in Moline. W.B. Roberts, manager of the Rock Island office, was placed in charge of both exchanges.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The old Gallup house on 3rd Avenue and 4th Street, Rock Island, a mansion in the 1850s, is being razed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
After a two-year lapse, fire returned yesterday to the Dixline company plant, Galva, and caused damage estimated close to $10,000. The firm manufactures casket hardware. Although there was considerable damage, the flames were halted quicker than the fire of July 18, 1947, which virtually wiped out the entire plant. The damage at the last blaze was $150,000 and at the time was called the worst fire in Galva's history.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A birthday can be a ``hairy deal'' when your gift is a visit to a beauty salon for your first haircut. Christine Hollemback celebrated her fifth birthday by having her sit-upon tresses, which have grown uncut since birth, cropped to a shoulder length style. Her mother plans to save the beautiful blond braids.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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